Very Versatile Winslow Culottes

By the time mid August rolls around and the weather starts to change that I realise that I need to cast aside my summer sewing plans and start planning for the autumn season. During the summer months I find my sewing generally consists of far too many dresses, which, although I will wear them, their […]

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Green Rumana Coat

I was lucky enough to be one of the pattern testers for the newest (and probably one of the most anticipated) patterns from By Hand London – The Rumana Coat, this was completed last month and worn a fair bit throughout the festive season. With that in mind please forgive the creases in a couple of the photos, […]

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Melilot Shirt

I’ve been itching to add some shirts to my wardrobe for quite a while and have just completed the first one on my list, the Melilot Shirt by Deer & Doe patterns.   I was inspired to use a lovely cotton lawn by French designer Atelier Brunette, sparkle powder gold when I found these AMAZING gold bumble bee buttons at the Textile Garden’s stand […]

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CocoWawa Patterns Chestnut Sweater

After a summer full of dresses, I’ve been wanting to add more separates to my wardrobe this autumn. In particular sweatshirts, cardigans and blouses. A couple of weeks ago Ana from CocoWawa Crafts released her newest design the Chestnut Sweater and Top I bought it right away and I had it printed and stuck together the same evening. […]

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Love Sewing M6886

I had kept approx 1.2m of the amazing Cobra Corsage scuba before it sold out (in less than 48 hours I might add) with the intention of using it to make some sort of a shift dress ready for the upcoming party season. Fortunately When issue 44 of Love Sewing magazine landed on my doormat earlier this month […]

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A Tale of Two Eves

I am a big fan of Sew Over It patterns and I was excited to get my hands on the Eve dress pattern when it was released earlier on this summer. So excited I made it twice. When deciding which size to cut I spent some time reviewing the finished measurements and considering it is a wrap style I decided […]

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Outback Wife Kim Dress

I fell in love with the stunning Outback Wife barkcloth in February when I first laid eyes back in February. The collection has been designed by Cathi of Gertrude made. If you don’t know about Cathi, she lives on a farm with her husband and young family in rural Western Australia and makes the most beautiful dresses […]

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